National Cookie Day: Brandy Snaps

Today is National Cookie Day!!   I have a few great cookie recipes to share but I am going to share one that most people don’t eat but it is very easy to make. BRANDY SNAPS! Not really a popular dessert/snack here in the U.S. but they are a very delicious treat!   These are…

Red Pepper Jam Macarons

This was a fun recipe I had in mind when I received some Red Pepper Jam from Jammy Yummy.  Jammy Yummy is a company that makes all their jams from fresh vegetables.  I wasn’t sure how I wanted to bake with this product and then I had a great idea to use the jam as a…

Houston Hotspots: Honey Art Cafe

Tucked away in a small shopping strip center near the museum district in Houston, is a small, colorful cafe owned by art duo Lulu and Lin.  With a creative vision and the help of Kickstarter this gifted pair has made Honey Art Cafe become a reality. The pair have set up an outlet where creative Houstonians can…

Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust

Since Thanksgiving is around the corner and many households across the country will be baking pies this year, why not put a twist on a regular pie crust.  Some people prefer to make their own (click HERE for a pie crust recipe), while others prefer to skip the work and just buy store-bought pie crusts….

Isomalt Jewels

For all you bakers and pastry chefs out there I am sure you have visited your local cake supply store and have come across Isomalt sticks or edible jewels to decorate your baked goods with.  To be honest I had never heard of isomalt until I watched a particular program on the Food Network and the gentleman…

Flashback Fridays: Chocolate Banana Marshmallow Bread

Chocolate Banana Marshmallow Bread with Marshmallow Glaze. Yep you read that right! Actually this was just something I did out of boredom to test but it came out really yummy! It’s just a basic recipe for banana bread with marshmallows and added unsweetened cocoa with the flour mixture. For the glaze I just added a…

Sweet Treats: Raspberry Focaccia

For those who are new to my blog I just started my baking journey about 2 years ago. YAY! Why thank you…thank you! For now I am a self taught home-baker and I love to make my baked goodies from scratch.  When I say scratch I mean literally working from the yeast up.  I have only…